from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steel tower supporting high-tension wires.
- n. A tower marking a turning point in a race among aircraft.
- n. A large structure or group of structures marking an entrance or approach.
- n. A monumental gateway in the form of a pair of truncated pyramids serving as the entrance to an ancient Egyptian temple.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple
- n. A tower-like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high-voltage electricity cables.
- n. A structure used to mount engines, missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage.
- n. An obelisk.
- n. A traffic cone.
- n. An orange marker designating one of the four corners of the end zone in American football.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A low tower, having a truncated pyramidal form, and flanking an ancient Egyptian gateway.
- n. An Egyptian gateway to a large building (with or without flanking towers).
- n. A tower, commonly of steelwork, for supporting either end of a wire, as for a telegraph line, over a long span.
- n. Formerly, a starting derrick (the use of which is now abandoned) for an aeroplane.
- n. A post, tower, or the like, as on an aerodrome, or flying ground, serving to bound or mark a prescribed course of flight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a monumental gateway to an Egyptian temple, or other important building.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race
- n. a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
Greek pulōn, gateway, from pulē, gate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πυλών. (Wiktionary)